29 Jun '17, 11pm

NATO Pledges Continued Support for Afghanistan Mission

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2017 — NATO will continue to support Afghanistan through thick and thin, the alliance’s secretary general said in Brussels today. NATO seal and flag. NATO graphic NATO seal and flag. Download Image Image details page Jens Stoltenberg told reporters at the conclusion of the Defense Ministerial that the alliance will continue its support to Afghanistan through 2017 and beyond, and that more troops will be sent to the nation for the Resolute Support Mission . The effort in Afghanistan is international with 39 nations working together to make the nation more secure, Stoltenberg said. “Over the years, we have achieved hard-won gains in Afghanistan and many of our women and men have paid the ultimate price,” he said. “We will always honor their service and sacrifice.” It is important to not lose sight of what has been accomplished in the nation, he said. Afg...

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